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Adachi Museum of Art was chosen as the best Japanese garden in the 2015 Shiosai Rankings

The Best Japanese Garden; Adachi Museum of Art 


White Gravel and Pine Garden

White Gravel and Pine Garden

The Adachi Museum of Art (Yasugi city, Shimane) was chosen as the best Japanese garden by the U.S. magazine Sukiya Living (The Journal of Japanese Gardening)This award marks the thirteen straight win for the Adachi Gardens. This ranking is carried out as part of a Shiosai Project, which was made to select the finest Japanese gardens by concentrating on the quality of the garden itself. International experts decide the ranking by conducting surveys on more than a thousand gardens all over Japan.
The magazine Sukiya Living was started in 1998 and now it is widely read across 37 English-speaking countries.

  In addition to being the No.1 Japanese garden in Japan, the Museum has been chosen as one of the most 31 beautiful places in Japan by CNN and also obtained three stars, the highest rank, from the Michelin Green Guide and the Guide Bleu Japon, it has gained not only domestic, but also international popularity.

Including Adachi Museum of Art, 6 gardens in Shimane prefecture are ranked in the Top 50.

No.7 Kasui-en Minami(玉造温泉 佳翠苑 皆美)( ↑ 8 )

kasuien-minami garden
Kasui-en Minami is a traditional style ryokan located in a popular onsen resort, Tamatsukuri Onsen.


No.12 Minami-kan(皆美館) ( ↓ 11 )

minami-kan garden
Minamikan is a ryokan located in an onsen resort in Matsue. Facing the Lake Shinji, guests can enjoy the beautiful scenery as the sun goes down in the lake.>>Click and see the sunset.

No.19 Choraku-en(長楽園) (→19)

chorakuen garden
Chorakuen is a ryokan located in Tamatsukuri onsen resort in Matsue.

No.32 Yuushien Japanese Garden(由志園) (↑37)


Yuushien Garden is one of the most splendid Japanese gardens with seasonal flowers, trees, ponds, waterfalls, and paving stones creatively organized over 40,000 beautiful square-meters. Visitors are free to walk around and enjoy the gardens at their leisure. Read more>>>


References : Adachi Museum of Art Official Website
Shiosai Project “The garden rankings of Japan”